Homelessness Youth Dual Diagnosis Initiative - HYDDI (SUMMIT)

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    About This Service

    HYDDI offers specialist mental health and substance use assessment and brief interventions for young people, advice on brief interventions and strategies and referral pathways for specialist treatment. It offers short-term case management assistance with a specialist focus on mental health and substance use.

      • Service Provider


      • Service Name

        Homelessness Youth Dual Diagnosis Initiative - HYDDI (SUMMIT)

      • Service Address


      • Phone

        0407 019 586

      • Fax


      • Email


      • Service Area

        Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Melton, Moonee Valley and Melbourne City.

      • Service Hours

        Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm

      • Age Group

        16 - 25

      • Interpreters

        Yes; free

      • Website


      • Service For

        Young people with a specialist housing (SHS funded) case worker, a substance use issue and/or a mental health issue (does not need to be diagnosed) who is homeless or at risk of homelessness.

      • Languages (other than English)


      • Disability Access

        Dependent on site (a building space as nominated by the referrer is required for all appointments).

      • Drop In Service


      • Outreach


      • Outpost


      • Costs


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    More information for service providers

      • Participation Length

        Three months, but re-referral is accepted.

      • Participation Type


      • Secondary Consult

        Yes, including individual and group supervision for staff supporting young people with mental illness and alcohol and other drug related issues, education programs for staff, capacity-building support and programs within the homelessness sector and presentations.

      • Staff Profile

        Psychiatric Nurse with AOD endorsement.

      • Specific Exclusions

        If the young person is receiving case management from an area mental health service.

      • Funding Limit?

        October 2017

      • Who Can Refer


      • Point of Intake

        Appointment arranged by phone. Please note that a building space is required for all appointments and a second worker from the referring organisation is needed for all home visits.

      • Emergency Referral and Intake Process

        If the young person is receiving case management from an area mental health service.

      • E-Referral Option